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Audio Premiere

PREMIERE: Arsonist Recorder – React

Specimen Records give us an exclusive full track preview from their upcoming SPECTRO-017 EP.

Hailing from Belgium, Arsonist Recorder – who has previously released on his own ZaarteKracht imprint – takes the label strongly into electro territory, after a series of more four to the floor type releases.

If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the vinyl on Bandcamp.

Spectro-017 releases on February 28th on Specimen Records.

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Ambient Review

Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Geradewohl

German electronic music pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius has an interesting history. Born in 1934 he was an unwilling member of the Hitler Youth (membership was compulsory for boys over ten) and was a child actor in Nazi propaganda films. After the war, finding himself trapped on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall, he was imprisoned for two years following an unsuccessful attempt to cross to the west. Eventually, he managed to escape into West Berlin and formed the Zodiak Free Arts Lab with Conrad Schnirtzler.

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Ambient Dub Review

Eivind Aarset / Jan Bang – Snow Catches on her Eyelashes

Jazzland – Release: 13th March 2020

Aarset and Bang take dubbed-out ambience to new depths, with this subterranean-sounding LP. A unique melding of musique concrète and dub, with echoes of ambience and shoegaze.

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Acid Review Techno

Fear-E – Grey Skies In A Dear Green Place

Dark Entries – Release: 28th February 2020

Previously known for releases on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams and Super Rhythm Trax, Glasgow based Fear-E makes his debut for the prolific and quality label Dark Entries. Expect six tracks of solid grooves for the floor.

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Ambient Review

Elinch – In Between Patches

Seil Records – Release: Out now

Seil continue their consistent output of mellow ambient releases, with a cassette containing 23 modular synth sketches from German artist Elinch.

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Audio Mix

Electro Essentials – February 2020

This month’s hottest electro new releases expertly curated and blended by our own electro and techno aficionado Jeran Portis. Highlights include selections from the hardest working man in the electro business right now, Assembler Code and Paris The Black Fu appearing in collaborations with The Exaltics, and Luxus Varta as Techmarine Bottom Feeders.

Tracklist:

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Electro Review

Carl Finlow – Descent

Craigie Knowes – Release: 2nd March 2020

More masterfully deep electro musicality marks Carl Finlow‘s third release on the mighty Craigie Knowes. The same spacey timelessness that was to be found on previous releases can be found here. Expect some hi-tech soul of the highest order.

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Electro Review

The Exaltics & Paris The Black Fu – We Exist

Solar One Music – Release: 24th February 2020

On a planet destroyed by an environmental apocalypse, mysterious figures scour the landscape searching for the souls of the last remaining survivors.

Dark dystopian electro with a sci-fi comic storyline. Masters of the genre, The Exaltics, team up with Mack Goudy Jr. a.k.a. Paris The Black FU from the mighty Detroit Grand Puhbas and Techmarine Bottom Feeders.

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Ambient Review

AHRKH – ‘Beams From a Spiritual Panorama’

Golden Ratio Frequencies – Release: 6th March 2020

Deep and heady drones from AHRKH. Two 30 minute pieces unfold at considered pace, resulting in distinct mind states from the experience.

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Ambient Electro Review

Jura Soundsystem Presents -Transmission Two

Isle of Jura – Release: March 13th 2020

Ahh, the isle of Jura. Famous for it’s raw unspoilt beauty, friendly locals, whiskey and… Soundsystem? Paradoxically, the label of same name is actually based in Adelaide, distributed via Rotterdam and responsible for reissuing some proper classic tunes (Voice of Q 7″ anyone?). They also put out new music too it would appear…